The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman
by Richard P. Feynman, P Feynman
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Ming made 6 highlights on The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
Feynman: I was always dumb about one thing - who I was talking to. It does not matter who said what, what matters is simply speaking what you think.
The best simple, yet technical explanation of the brain as a computation device. Feynman is an amazing genius.
It is much more interesting to live with doubt and uncertainty, to question and ask - then to try to have all the answers (which are going to be wrong anyway!)
On how he uses a myth of irresponsibility to let himself not do the admin work and have time and focus to solve the really difficult questions in physics.
Why prizes, honors, and exclusive societies bothered the shit out of Feynman, and how they are all pretenses of grandeur. The real joy is in the work.
Richard Feynam on how really, really hard it is to know something really well - and why he does not believe that much of the pseudoscience at all. I absolutely love this.
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